Like cookies? Like chocolate? Me too.
Yet, I got more than I bargained for when I made these (not so) little beauties!
I have tried out a lot of cookie recipes in my time, from the more fancy (lavender and coconut is lovely!) to the most basic, but this I think is the best staple cookie dough recipe I have tried so far. Big claim? Well, I think this mix deserves it!
These cookies are still moist while maintaining that cookie crunch you just can't wait to enjoy with a glass of ice cold milk - a must in my opinion. It is a great 'base' dough in which you can chuck in whatever you fancy. For my recipe I have kept it simple, upping the vanilla essence and adding juicy raisins for a little, extra bite.
Did I mention they are also huge?! These cookies grow to be little monsters!
Ingredients (for around 6-7 large cookies)
200 g softened unsalted butter
150 g brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
300 g self raising flour
30 grams cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
200g - 300 g (ish) of a filling - chocolate chips, raisins, whatever you fancy!
1) Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius. Cream the butter and sugar together till smooth and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla essence and the egg.
2) Add the flour, cocoa and baking powder and mix very well. Fold in your chosen fillings.
3) Line a baking tray, or two if cookies are of the large variety! Using a dessert spoon, portion out your cookies. They should be well spaced apart as they will spread. Flatten slightly using a fork.
4) Bake for around 10-15 minutes. If they are extra large they may take a little longer- they should come out browned and firm to the touch.
5) Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a baking wire.
Let me know what you think if you try these out!
Just don't eat all the uncooked dough before hand - I know it is tough :P